Applegate: The iPhone saga continues…

Posted on July 16, 2010 by .

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs had a week from hell due to iPhone 4.0 issues.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs had a week from hell due to iPhone 4.0 issues.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs must be happy to have seen the back of a terrible week. has broken down the news, which included an Apple press conference at short notice, a software update to adjust the iPhone signal display, and disappearing discussion threads on Apple’s support boards.

Did we miss anything? Here’s summary:

Steve Jobs promises free iPhone 4 bumpers: Apple CEO Steve Jobs promised free bumpers for all iPhone 4 owners during a press conference last Friday while arguing that the antenna problems with Apple’s new device are endemic to all smartphones.

Minuscule Apple-branded display emerges: What could Apple be doing with a 3x3cm display? We’re not all that sure, but we’re willing to go out on a limb and say that Apple isn’t about to announce an “iWatch.”

Mysterious disappearance of iPhone 4 discussions: Apple allegedly deleted threads about the iPhone 4′s antenna problems in the wake of Consumer Reports backtracking on its recommendation. Sound familiar?

Jobs warned of potential iPhone 4 antenna issues: A day before Apple’s last-minute, invite-only press conference covering the iPhone 4, a new report revealed that one of Apple’s senior engineers warned management that the device’s antenna design could lead to reception problems.

iOS 4.0.1 tweaks bar display, doesn’t fix signal drop: Apple has released iOS 4.0.1, meant to fix up the iPhone bar display so that users have a more realistic picture of what kind of signal they’re getting. The update doesn’t fix the signal drop that some users are seeing, however.

The iPhone 4 antenna issue has been widely reported, but how does it actually affect users? Tell us your experience by commenting below:

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